…and he’s got some things to say to counteract the douchebaggery of Mr. Lawless a couple posts below. Seems David is sans bloody saw blade codpiece…
*photo courtesy of Chris Buck
Pardon the bulk mailing. I Can’t Vote. I am an immigrant with a Green Card and, therefore, I am not eligible to vote in a federal election. FYI – I can get drafted (luckily, Daniel Berrigan burned my draft board’s records) and I pay taxes, yet I cannot vote for President. On Election Day, I see my neighbors heading to the nearby elementary school to cast their ballots. The voting booth joint is a great leveler; the whole neighborhood – rich, poor, old, young, decrepit and spunky – they all turn out in one day.
But most of you can vote. What can I say? The Republicans have made us less safe than before 9/11, bankrupted this economy, started an illegal war they can’t – and don’t intend to – finish, removed what sympathy (after 9/11) and respect the world had for the US, and have robbed US citizens of many of their basic rights. Global warming? What’s that? Science and education? Investment in our future? No, thanks – we’ll stick with a good ‘ole hockey mom. Ignorant, and fucking proud of it, as is always the case.
Although it looks like a shoo-in, it ain’t over ’til Florida. And there are plenty of racists in this country who will vote against their own best interests. So please, get to your local elementary school, post office, town hall, or whatever, and cast your vote and make this a country we can all be proud of. We can get out of this mess, and life can be better than it is.
Here are some great albums that are just laying around on the internet, tits full out…
*The inimitable Otis Redding with Carla Thomas on their live King & Queen album from a nice bacony vinyl rip, brought to you via Musicology. Essential listening!
*No Wind here, just Earth & Fire at Chris Goes Rock…satisfying your prog yearnings.
*Masterpiece brings you some killer Budgie. Rock!
*Do you need some true modern garage rock, Detroit-style? Crossroads Club 27‘s got the cure for what ails ya.
*Feelin’ trippy? Get some Gong hits at Black Acid.
*MOJO’s Heavy Nuggets rocks your face off, even if you didn’t know it! Steal it at 8 Days In April.
All right, as someone who never really caught on to the whole Radiohead phenomenon, one thing I can safely deduce is that they certainly can’t possibly live up to all the super-hype that constantly surrounds them and that they also must be a magically fantastic band which I’ll probably listen to a lot somewhere down the road. I must say that this new “choose your own price” technique for selling the new album, In Rainbows, is revolutionary. It makes me wonder what it means for smaller bands though. I think that people are generally okay with paying $10 for an album, but start feeling like they’re being ripped by a record company when it costs more. And it seems like it may be the case that when we buy a CD, we get an inferior product then we got when we bought records, and we pay much more. I know, some of that’s inflation, but some of it is bullshit too. Have you been to a used music store lately and seen how unsexy used CDs are? And how super-hot records STILL are? Anyway, I think we’re gonna see the return of the good old record album here in the very near future. Shit, buy the record and receive a code to download the digital files. Sound good?
Animal Collective on Conan. Awesome.
Black Lips on Conan. Also awesome.
Check out the great packaging for Rhino’s new Heavy Metal Box Set. Be sure to watch the related video. Sweet!
David Byrne’s cross-country adventure is a fun read.
Funniest headline I saw this week.
Stevie Wonder plays MSG on November 17th!
Cool-ass download of the week…Darker Than Blue soul-reggae compilation at Acorde Final.
What’s going on with you suckas?! Let us know below…